[Editor’s Note: This article was written by the CTL’s Laurie Hansen.]
In the latest podcast from the WAMC radio series, “Women in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) ON THE AIR!” Mark Sommer, Director of Pre-College Outreach at National Technical Institute for the Deaf or NTID, says, “There’s been some research that shows that females, especially deaf and hard-of-hearing students, are underrepresented in the fields of science, engineering, and mathematics.”
In response, NTID provides these girls with an opportunity to learn more about the sciencs by hosting the techgirlz summer camp held at the Rochester Institute of Technology in New York. Here girls “learn about STEM, or science, technology, engineering, and mathematics.” The goal: to inspire girls so they may consider a career opportunity in STEM the future.
The techgirlz landing page boasts, “Get a head start thinking about your dream career!”
“Dreams pass into the reality of action. From the actions stems the dream again; and this interdependence produces the highest form of living.” ~Anais Nin